St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 28, 1994

1a-3a Champ Duchesne Gets 3 on All State
The Eastern Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association recently released its 1A-3A All-State Team.The team, selected through voting of association coaches, includes a number of area players.Class 1A-3A state champion Duchesne had three first-team...
4 Knights, Warrior among Coaches' Selections in 4a
The Eastern Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association recently released its Class 4A All-State Soccer Team.The team, selected through a vote of area coaches, features four players from area high schools - goalie Erik Lenzing, midfielder Jeremy...
6-Foot-8 Baniak Helps Desmet Outjump Fox 67-39
The DeSmet Spartans probably won't be receiving a thank-you card from Fox High in the near future, even though it is that time of the year. That's because the Spartans wrapped up a 67-39 win over the Warriors Tuesday night at the 17th annual Meramec...
'70S Pop: Part Deux
IT WASN'T A GREAT YEAR for pop music, or a terrible one. What it was, was truly, profoundly weird:Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley married and then, before you could say "Graceland," were rumored to be splitting up. And just where is that long-promised...
Anderson's 35 Lift Magic to Ot Win
Former Illinois standout Nick Anderson scored a season-high 35 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter and four in overtime, to lead the Orlando Magic past the crippled Washington Bullets 128-121 Monday night.Anfernee Hardaway scored 29 points and...
A Pre-Emptive Strike against Prospective Judge
Over the last two months there has been a series of savage right-wing attacks on a prospective nominee to be a federal judge, Peter Edelman. It has the look of an organized campaign, and a curious one: an attempt not to contest the choice in the Senate...
Association Plans New Pool Complex
Members of the Lake Saint Louis Community Association will take the plunge in a new swimming pool this spring.The Lake Saint Louis Community Association Board of Directors has approved a $648,790 contract with Pfaff Engineering, Westport Pools Inc. and...
Backlash against Women in Congress
Referring to the controversial movie "Disclosure" about a woman who sexually harasses her male employee, director Barry Levinson said the male-female reversal fascinated him: "Somehow if you flip the roles, you have to pay attention."In some situations,...
Bank Robbers Use `Bomb' in Getaway Sophisticated Heist Resembles Others across Midwest
Two masked gunmen terrorized 20 people by leaving behind what they said was a bomb after a well-planned bank robbery in Maryland Heights Tuesday morning, authorities said.The gunmen are probably members of a gang responsible for up to a dozen bank robberies...
Baseball Fans Should Turn to Tough Love
Don't get me started . . .Have you heard the one about the guy who has been clubbing himself on the head? He goes to his doctor and says, "Doc, I get a headache whenever I do that." And his doctor says, "Well, then don't do that."But baseball keeps clubbing...
Beleaguered Sarajevo to Mark 1,000 Days of Siege
BAREFOOT IN freezing mud and wearing only a nightdress, a young woman clambered down the steep bank and waded into Sarajevo's Miljacka River, trying to drown herself.The swift current tugged at her clothing and she lost her footing. Seconds later only...
Blame Game and the Culture of Poverty
What goes around comes around. But it never comes around quite the same way. The effect is dreamy. A word or phrase will come up, and you'll remember, but only halfway. That's the way it is when Rep. Newt Gingrich talks about a culture of poverty created...
Briefs
ALTON SHOOTINGPolice Seek Suspects In Attack On VanA 10-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Alton early Monday was recovering while police searched for several suspects, authorities said Tuesday.The girl, Mariesha A. Samuels of East St. Louis,...
Briefs
NationNEW YORKGrand Jury Indicts Man In Subway FirebombingEdward Leary, 49, accused of firebombing a Manhattan subway, was indicted by a grand jury late Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, grand larceny, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.But...
Bringing Stepfamily out of Closet America Still `in Denial,' Expert Says
SHE IS CONVINCED that her stepson dislikes her. She's not that wild about him, either. When he comes to stay, the stepmother sometimes leaves. Her husband, the boy's father, has no idea why.Another couple recently split up. It was their second marriage...
Candidates Poised as Filing Period Opens on Tuesday
Tuesday will mark the beginning of the end of the mayoral careers of Jack Rehagan in St. Ann and Edward Griesenauer in O'Fallon. Both have announced they will not run for reelection April 4. Tuesday is the first day candidates who want to succeed them...
Clinton to Appoint Glickman as New Agriculture Secretary
President Bill Clinton will appoint outgoing Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kan., as the new secretary of agriculture in a White House ceremony today, administration officials said Tuesday.Glickman, 50, will replace Mike Espy, who resigned, effective Dec. 31,...
Clues Sought in Fatal Shooting of Trucker
An Illinois State Police crime laboratory technician was processing a truck tractor Tuesday for evidence in the killing of the driver, who was found slumped over the steering wheel before dawn on Monday on the westbound approach to the Martin Luther...
Confidence Rises; Storm Clouds Ahead
American consumer confidence strengthened in December to the highest level in 4 1/2 years, a leading business group reported Tuesday in a survey that suggested the economy will expand further next year.But new signs of weakness also emerged in the confidence...
Cutting the Cord Founder of Air Phone Service Ready for Next Venture
John D. Goeken's head has always been up in the clouds, a trait for which many air travelers can give thanks.Goeken is widely viewed as the father of air-to-ground telephone communication. As a founder of MCI and Airfone Inc., he sought to make communication...
Dame Alice Could Outdo Martha
THIS HOLIDAY season, Martha Stewart cannot make me feel inadequate about my hostess skills.I am too busy feeling inadequate compared to Dame Alice de Bryene.I have spent December 1994 in the shadow of Dame Alice, the role model of the month on my wonderful...
Deutsche Bank Buying ITT Unit Deal May Mean 200 Jobs for St. Louis Office
German banking giant Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to buy ITT Corp.'s commercial finance business in St. Louis for $2.3 billion.Deutsche Bank North America, the U.S. arm of Germany's biggest bank, said Tuesday it has signed a preliminary agreement to buy...
Endometriosis Seems to Be Rule in Some Families
Dear Dr. Donohue: My two daughters have had infertility problems. One recently underwent surgery. The surgeon reported that there were endometriosis deposits on both ovaries. She is otherwise in good health, and now anticipates being able to conceive....
Family Briefs
To delay or not to delay: First you're told that delaying childbirth increases the risk of breast cancer. Now a new Swedish study in the British medical journal Lancet says waiting to have babies reduces the chances of ovarian cancer. Confused? Experts...
FDA Puts Squeeze on Citrus Hill
Conservatives used to argue: "Let's cut government spending.""Oh, yeah?" liberals would reply. "We've already cut discretionary spending to the bone. What would you propose to cut, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? The Food and Drug...
Fight Crime, Preserve Justice
Stronger truth-in-sentencing, "good faith" exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions and cuts in social spending from this summer's "crime" bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in...
Forming a `Parenting Coalition' Is Crucial
IT IS POSSIBLE to achieve a happy, working stepfamily situation. But members of stepfamilies often approach these situations with an unrealistically high expectation that everything will simply fall into place.According to experts, stepfamilies are particularly...
For Pure PC Fun, Try These Programs
With millions of computers unwrapped over the holidays, millions of new computer owners are asking themselves the same question: Now that I've spent a couple of grand on a hunk of hardware that can recalculate the national budget in seven milliseconds,...
For the Defense Stingy Steelers Rate as Afc Favorites
Don't be confused by that 37-34 loss in San Diego. The team to beat in the American Football Conference playoffs remains Pittsburgh.The Steelers have the best defense and the best running game in the conference. And thanks to the home-field advantage,...
French Commandos Save Paris
In a strong show of resolve, French commandos stormed a hijacked Air France jet Monday and possibly saved the city of Paris from disaster. That kind of quick, steady reaction by trained troops is one way to avoid a prolonged stalemate that could end...
From Ava, Mo., to Prime Time Law Firm, Cruise Ship, Comedy in Screenwriter's Resume
SO YOU WANT to be a famous Southern California screenwriter, and you grew up in Ava, Douglas County, Missouri. It's southeast of Springfield, one county north of the Arkansas border, serious Ozark Mountains country, and seriously devoid of people.How...
Get off Our Backs, Generation X Tells Rich Retirees
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS. Politically minded Generation Xers have teamed up with older financial conservatives and even concerned Baby Boomers to promote a '90s version of the welfare mom: the golf-cart granny.Picture if you will a 70-something living it...
Getting in the Game
Are you a middle-aged guy looking for a place to play? A good place to start is the local branches of the YMCA:Kirkwood Y (325 North Taylor Avenue) has lunch-time pickup games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and evening games on Monday and Wednesday....
Gunfire Shatters a Silent Night
After the initial horror of the Christmas Eve shooting at Northwest Plaza wore off, the disturbing aftershocks hit. The shots fired in a busy department store about to shut down for the holiday were bad enough. The behavior of the gang members and others...
Harry G. Neill Jr., 77; among Founders of Boys Town of Missouri
Harry G. Neill Jr., former chairman of the board and one of the founders of Boys Town of Missouri Inc., died Monday (Dec. 26, 1994) of respiratory failure at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. He was 77.Mr. Neill, of Creve Coeur, was a major...
Hero's Action `a Very Rare Thing' St. Ann Man Honored for Rescuing Woman from Burning House
Rusty McDermott's "gut feeling" gave someone else a chance to live.Shortly before 1 a.m. on Dec. 14, McDermott, 21, was on his way to play pool in his St. Ann neighborhood when he spotted a house burning."There was nobody around," McDermott said. "I...
Hijackers Planned Explosion Revenge Is Suspected in Slaying of Priests
The plane would have been a flying bomb, bursting into a huge fireball over Paris, the flaming debris turning the streets below into an inferno.Euphoria over the successful end to the Air France hijacking gave way Tuesday to the chilling realization...
Hispanic Advertising Ready to Take off Market Growing Fast
The message is simple when Victor Ornelas tells a prospective client about the need for Hispanic advertising.Look ahead to Texas in the year 2010."Do you want to be in business that year? Are you willing to only market to half of your consumer base?...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North High School, 1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, O'Fallon, must achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 with no D or F grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll: FRESHMENMatthew...
Hoops Heaven Over-35 Set Still Courting Fun in the Gym
Middle-aged men have myriad recreational options in our fitness-conscious society.Golf is huge. Racquetball is large. Sand volleyball is at high tide. Exercise spas strap thickened bodies onto all manner of cardiovascular workout devices. Cycling and...
Hot Videos for Hot Time at Home
If you prefer staying home to going to First Night or hearing live music, you and your friends can always park yourselves in front of a TV screen and bring the concert to you. Here are some vicarious hot times you can pick up at a video store.Nirvana,...
Howell, Howell North on Pace for Goal: To Make the Playoffs
Don't let the records fool you. Both Francis Howell (3-2-3) and Francis Howell North (5-4-1) are in good position in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association."The main goal right now is to make the playoffs and I don't think that'll be a problem," Howell...
Illini Are Using Bowl as Springboard for '95
The University of Illinois football team is practicing this month for more than the Liberty Bowl. A postseason game also offers the opportunity to improve the team's long-range prospects, according to coach Lou Tepper.Tepper said Illinois (6-5) will...
Iowa Makes Waves in Honolulu, Knocks off Duke
Jess Settles returned from a three-game absence because of a back injury and scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading unranked Iowa to an 81-71 upset of No. 7 Duke in the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu.Settles, a sophomore forward and the Hawkeyes'...
Iverson's Game Changes Hoyas after Stint in Prison, Freshman Running Georgetown's Offense
The shot clock was winding down, and Allen Iverson had the basketball. As the seconds ticked away, his Georgetown University teammates lined up along the baseline, clearing a path to the basket. Only one Providence College defender stood between Iverson...
Keene Is Leading Shooting Decline
Aim-challenged as it has been, the University of Illinois basketball team is on pace to be the most inaccurate field-goal-shooting team Lou Henson has had at Illinois.After hitting just 24 of 61 shots in Tuesday night's 71-56 loss to Connecticut, the...
Kennedy Center Honors: A Post-Christmas Gift
THIS WEEK CBS' "Kennedy Center Honors" begins its second decade as television's gift for viewers who didn't find enough treasure under the Christmas tree.The week after Christmas is not prime viewing time, so the networks usually don't load up the schedule...
Knicks Defeat Nets Behind Starks; Riley's Longest Slump Ends
The longest losing streak of Pat Riley's coaching career in the National Basketball Association ended at five games Tuesday night as the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets 99-91 behind John Starks' first 20-point game in more than a month.Starks,...
Knights Hope to `Win Big One' in Holiday Tourney
The Knights of Francis Howell North have always fared well in the Mary Institute/Country Day School Holiday Invitational.But not quite well enough."We've played for second, third, fifth, and we won the consolation title one year," North coach Bill Moyer...
Letters from the People
We Are Our Brothers' KeepersToo many people - politicians, the media and the average citizen - make decisions about foreign policy based not on fact but on perception. Too many people make decisions about world affairs based on isolationism and self-interest...
Lingerie Doesn't Need to Be under Wraps
SLIPS, BRAS, CORSETS and bustiers on the ready-to-wear runways?What's left to wear at home?Slips, bras and bustiers, if you want, plus cotton-knit tops and leggings, shiny-silver bodysuits, matte-cotton gowns, pleated-polyester turtlenecks and texture-rich...
Lockdown Ends at Moberly Prison
A lockdown imposed on inmates at the Western Missouri Correctional Center was lifted Tuesday after leaders of a peaceful protest were transferred to another prison.Seventeen inmates who were considered leaders of Monday's protest were transferred to...
Losing in Football Is No Big Deal - If You're a Parent
IT'S LATE autumn, and I'm watching my son play football.Well, OK, he's not technically PLAYING. He's on the sidelines, No. 85, standing near the coach, looking alert, hoping the coach will notice him and send him in. I'm not so sure this is a good idea,...
Lost and Found Hungry and Lame, Woman Lives through Five-Day Desert Ordeal
To Pauline Herink, the saguaros looked like light poles.They would lead her back to civilization, back to help for her husband, Don, who lay dehydrated and dying in a sandy waste near their bogged-down pickup a few miles north of the Mexican border.But...
Mexican Rebels End Week of Silence Letter Shows Desire for More Peace Talks
Indian rebels broke more than a week of silence late Tuesday with a conciliatory message indicating that they are ready to return to the negotiating table.The letter was sure to ease tension that has risen in the past week as both the army and rebels...
Mexico Crisis Worse amid Debt Worries
Mexico's financial crisis deepened Tuesday amid concern the government won't be able to repay billions of dollars of debt without jacking up interest rates or printing money.The peso dropped another 10 percent to a record low against the dollar, and...
Morning Briefing
IRS Proposes New Fee For Installment Payers</P><P>The Internal Revenue Service proposed Tuesday to make it just a little bit harder on millions of financially strapped taxpayers by charging them $43 for the privilege of paying in installments.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Quick Hits.Media be warned. DANNY JACKSON as JOHN TUDOR. Have your drivers licenses ready.If RICH KOTITE couldn't do the job, how does Philadelphia Eagles owner JEFFREY LURIE expect some burnout to do any better?In case you're wondering why Kotite and...
Neediest Cases Drive Tops $1 Million Mark
A hefty bagful of Christmas mail has boosted the 100 NEEDIEST CASES above $1 million.On Christmas Eve, the charity's total was $859,397 - about $106,000 behind what was collected by that same day in 1993. But the drive received numerous donations in...
Neighbors Fear Real Trash If Adult Video Store Closes Proposal for Mcdonald's in Posh Area Draws Fire
People in Bexley can tolerate a little smut. It's grease and filth that some fear.Neighbors are fighting a proposal to tear down an adult video store for a McDonald's in this well-to-do, tree-lined community."We think fast food is equivalent to pornography,...
New Wave of Women Participants Ahead
At the youth level, girls shoot nearly as many baskets as the boys.But that involvement drops sharply after their high school years, according to a national study by the American Basketball Council. Though scattered women's recreational leagues keep...
Normandy Pesters Ritter but Loses
Despite boasting splendid 7-footer Loren Woods and 6-7 Chris Carrawell, powerful Cardinal Ritter knows it can't take an opponent for granted.Take Normandy's Vikings, for instance. But don't take them for granted. Going into Tuesday's first round of...
Not So Fast! We're Talking Food Here
A STRANGE phenomenon is taking place in our society. Fast-food emporiums are trying to re-create the home-cooked meal, and the kitchens in America are attempting to duplicate fast food.The drive-throughs are touting "real" mashed potatoes, biscuits "made...
Obituaries
Dorothy M. Anselm</P><P>Dorothy Madlyn Anselm, 80, of Wentzville, died Tuesday (Dec. 27, 1994) of natural causes at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon.</P><P>Mrs. Anselm was a homemaker. She was a member of TOPS Club and Wentzville...
Officer to Get Day in Court - Again Punishment for Speeding Called Too Lenient
A police officer for Overland who got an unusually lenient punishment for speeding in St. Charles County will be called back before a different judge on Jan. 12.The officer, Bradley D. Palmer, 27, of O'Fallon, was clocked at more than 130 mph on Interstate...
One Swinging Strike and You're out in Ihl League Won't Turn Other Cheek to Violence
It was exactly the scene that makes National Hockey League executives wince.Ian Laperriere, a top Blues forward prospect and an aggravating sort on the ice, caught a baseball swing slash in the face from somebody named Dave Marcinyshyn of the Milwaukee...
Orange County May Open Its Landfills Dumps Could Generate Millions a Year
Officials of bankrupt Orange County, Calif., searching for ways to mitigate service cuts and layoffs, said Tuesday they are considering revenue-raising plans that include opening county landfills to trash from neighboring counties.Supervisor William...
Pass the Cake along with Carrot Sticks
NO HOT DOGS; nitrates give them cancer. No candy; sugar makes them hyperactive. No fats, or they'll have heart attacks. No junk food, or they'll grow up obese.It is time, according to two Harvard doctors, to forget such parental mantras. Their book,...
People
In a TV Guide interview, MERV GRIFFIN comes right to the point: "I hate New Year's Eve. Letting go of the old, ringing in the new - I hate it."OK, so why is he getting ready for his fourth New Year's Eve TV special? He says he's doing it not for the...
Pierce Getting the Point: Goal for It Ex-Ladue Star Making Strides on, off Court at Austin Peay
To his many family members and friends who show up at Kiel Center tonight, Colby Pierce will seem like the same old Colby.He had a reputation as the St. Louis-area's best pure point guard as a senior at Ladue High in 1993, when he made the Post-Dispatch...
Players Make a Pitch to Take off Cap Both Sides File Charge before Nlrb
Now it's up to the federal government and the federal courts to decide if baseball's salary cap stays or goes.Players began their legal action to overturn the cap Tuesday, filing an unfair labor practice charge against owners with the National Labor...
Postage Perspective in Real Terms, Stamp Costs Are Up by Only a Penny since 1971
Come Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp rises by 3 cents, to 32 cents. That means the price has quadrupled in less than a quarter of a century.Shocking, isn't it?Not really.Actually, when you factor in inflation, the price of a first-class stamp...
Pumping Iron Women Can Prevent Fractures by Working out, Study Finds
If you want to help your grandmother avoid a broken hip, buy her some dumbbells and get her pumping iron a couple of times a week, a study suggests.Post-menopausal women who trained intensely on exercise machines twice weekly for a year built up their...
Relatives Not Obligated to Help Missionaries
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I would appreciate your advice on how to respond to a recent solicitation we received from my husband's nephew.In a form letter sent out to all their relatives and acquaintances, "Andrew" and his wife explained that they...
Room with a View Indoor Playground Offers Parents Quiet Place to Watch
Parents: While the children are on vacation, are you looking for a quiet place to read a book, knit, write thank-you notes, study or get a jump on work from the office?TumbleDrum, a new indoor playground at 5849 Suemandy Drive in St. Peters, aims to...
RURAL WOMEN USE POWER OF RADIO TO PUSH FEMINIST, ECONOMIC ISSUES Series: South Africa Freedom's First Steps Sidebar Story
A feminist battle cry, "One man, one woman! One man, one wife!" blared across the barren hills of the Eastern Transvaal province one morning this month on a new radio station.This district's member of parliament, Lydia Komape, shouted that slogan over...
S. AFRICAN POLICE APOLOGIZE, SEEK RESIDENTS' TRUST Series: South Africa Freedom"s First Steps Third in a Series
A senior police officer begged a black church congregation to understand. "Policemen are human, too, and like all humans we make mistakes," he said."That's remarkably close to an apology," one listener whispered to another.Brigadier Frans Malherbe, a...
Scenic Riverview Drive Turns Deadly-Again Car Crosses Center Line, Killing 2; Alcohol Suspected
Riverview Drive appears to be a scenic stretch of roadway as it runs north from Hall Street to Interstate 270, paralleling the Mississippi River.Looks can be deceiving."I'd call it the most dangerous strip of road in all of St. Louis," said Sgt. Ron...
Seifert Kept Eye on Goal of 49ers
Early Monday night, George Seifert decided he'd rather win the Super Bowl than win a game that meant nothing.You can't argue with his logic.Still, it was tough to accept the ramifications of that logic: A 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and the end...
Simple Geography Explains `Consolation Award'
YOU DON'T HAVE to be a rocket scientist to know why St. Louis failed to win one of the lucrative $100 million empowerment zone grants. You just have to know a bit about geography.Make that electoral geography.So say some political insiders, locally and...
Software Firms Lose Billions to Piracy; Industry Targets Large-Scale Users
If you own a computer, there's a good chance you're a thief - or have friends who are thieves.Nothing personal. That's just a blanket summation by software makers, who estimate that 35 percent of the software in use in this country was pirated, or copied...
Soldiers, Protesters Clash on West Bank Settlement Expansion Could Derail Peace Process, Arafat Warns
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat demanded Tuesday that Israel halt expansion of a Jewish settlement after Israeli soldiers clashed with protesters and knocked a PLO autonomy minister to the ground.As many as 50 protesters were arrested, including several Israeli...
Some Circuses Are Dens of Cruelty to Animals
Dear Abby: My family and I have boycotted the circus for years because of the wild animal acts. One need not be an animal rights activist to know that exploiting animals for entertainment is cruel.Watching the humiliation of a majestic elephant perched...
Sports Shorts
Tampa Group Makes Offer To Buy BucsA Tampa, Fla., group offered to buy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a deal that is valid until Jan. 9, a trustee for the NFL team said Tuesday.Tampa developer Tommy Shannon, Outback Steakhouse executives Chris Sullivan...
Sports Shorts
Tampa Group Makes Offer To Buy BucsA Tampa, Fla., group offered to buy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a deal that is valid until Jan. 9, a trustee for the NFL team said Tuesday.Tampa developer Tommy Shannon, Outback Steakhouse executives Chris Sullivan...
St. Louis Wonders: Where Is Winter?
Dandelion puffballs jutted above bright green grass. Brilliant sunshine burst blossoms open on shrubs. And sun worshipers flocked to the paths at the St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and other nature spots Tuesday.Wait a minute. This is winter,...
Stocks Rise with Optimism over Earnings
U.S. stocks gained for a fourth day Tuesday amid confidence that steady economic growth will result in strong fourth-quarter corporate earnings. A decline in bond yields to a three-month low helped to bolster prices.Electrical equipment makers such as...
Suspect Caught in Slayings in Madison County
The prime suspect in the killings of a woman and a teen-age girl in Madison County has been arrested in Oklahoma, ending a nationwide manhunt.Felipe Lamont Hall, 30, of St. Louis, had eluded police and the FBI until he was arrested Friday in Oklahoma...
Tar Heels Are Stuck to No. 1 National Ranking - for Now, Anyway
North Carolina practically qualifies as a dynasty after three consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. That's the longest run in a season that already has produced three No. 1 teams. Perhaps the only certainty is there will be a lot of...
The Best? Sec Rises to Prominence among Conferences
There are those fans in the Southeastern Conference who would dream of an all-SEC Final Four on April 1 and 3 in Seattle: Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida and Alabama.Even three years ago this would have been a pipe dream. It is still highly unlikely, given...
`The Spirit of St. Louis' Doughnut Vendor Returns Lost Dough
To the man who got his wallet back - Allan Vest of DeKalb, Ill. - it was nothing short of a miracle.But to the man who returned the wallet - Ramesh Shah of the Dunkin' Donuts shop at 202 North Fourth Street - it was just the way he does business.Vest...
Uconn Stymies Illini No. 8 Huskies Take 71-56 Win
After the University of Illinois basketball team slumbered and lumbered to a 71-56 loss to eighth-ranked Connecticut on Tuesday at the Hartford Civic Center, normally persnickety Illini coach Lou Henson was eerily calm."They deserve their ranking," a...
U.S. Probes Derivatives at 2 Mortgage Agencies
The regulator overseeing the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. and Federal National Mortgage Association said Tuesday it has asked them for derivatives-related information following the bankruptcy filing by California's Orange County.The request by the...
Wahl's Weekly Newspaper `Sentinel' Ends Publication
"Audi alteram partem - There are two sides to every question."Those words, the credo of the Lake Saint Louis Sentinel, will be printed no more, according to T.L. Wahl of Lake Saint Louis, publisher of the free, weekly newspaper.The 15th and last issue...
Winter's First Bite Toothless in Northeast
This time of year, Irondequoit Bay normally is one huge sheet of ice, and Dean Rudy is careening down the ski slopes. Instead, he was zigzagging on water skis in sunny, 50-degree weather Tuesday."It's absolutely delightful. I already feel like I've...
Writer's Farewell to Everyday Angels
In October 1992, an obituary with this headline ran in The New York Times: "Harold Brown Sr., 61, Investment Executive." That description was right, as far as it went, but it did not capture the essence of Brown's life. If it had, it would have read:...
Yeltsin Orders Halt to Bombing He Wants New Talks to End Chechen War
President Boris Yeltsin told Russians in a nationwide address Tuesday that, acting out of "great pain" over civilian deaths in Chechnya, he had ordered a halt to airstrikes on Grozny and wanted new peace talks.But in his first public appearance since...